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Bendix quoted in LA Times article CA wildfires, climate change

July 13, 2021

Los Angeles Times

Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment, is included in the Los Angeles Times article, "California hit by record-breaking fire destruction: 'Climate change is real, it’s bad'."

Jacob Bendix

Jacob Bendix


California is off to another record-breaking year of wildfires as the state enters its most dangerous months, with extreme heat and dry terrain creating the conditions for rapid spread. More than twice as many acres burned in the first six months of this year than during the same period last year—and hundreds more fires, officials say. "The exceptional fire weather this year and in recent years does not represent random bad luck," says Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment. "It is among the results of our adding carbon to the atmosphere—results that were predictable, and indeed that have been predicted for decades." Read more in the Los Angeles Times article, "California hit by record-breaking fire destruction: 'Climate change is real, it’s bad'." 


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